Education & Certifications
Early Childhood Education Diploma Fanshawe College: 1998
National Geographic Certified Educator: 2020
LISA MARIE FLETCHER
For the past 15+ years, Lisa Marie Fletcher has been a busy homeschool mom of 5 kids. With a background in Early Childhood Education, learning at home felt like a perfect fit. Using that experience, and wanting to support the homeschooling community in Canada, Lisa Marie founded The Canadian Homeschooler in 2010. A self-proclaimed computer nerd and lover of learning, the world of blogging was a perfect place for Lisa Marie to develop one of the best known sites for homeschoolers in Canada.
Since then, her work has expanded to include much more than just the blog. She has written a How to Homeschool in Canada book, hosted many online homeschool conferences, designed various curricula, and gotten over the fear of video to create many.
In 2020, she completed the National Geographic Educator certification which gave her a new perspective on education and curriculum creation.
When she isn't busy with The Canadian Homeschooler, trying to get kids to do their math work, cleaning the dishes, Lisa Marie secretly works on writing fiction that she hopes to publish one day or playing video games like Final Fantasy.
Hi there. Glad to have you here. Let me introduce myself. My name is Lisa Marie. I'm a busy homeschooling mom of 5 kids ranging from the elementary years through graduated. My husband works in the golf industry. Our family lives in Ontario, Canada.
Our homeschooling journey started like many others. When my oldest son was supposed to be starting Junior Kindergarten, neither of us were ready. We decided to give homeschooling a go instead. Now, here we are many years (and many kids) later still learning together!
When we finally dived into the idea of using curriculum, I started with the boxed American program that both my sister-in-laws were using with their kids. It was a great program, but the overwhelming Americana frustrated me. A flip through sample curricula that are most popular in the homeschooling circles led me to realize that they are typically American - not very relevant to my Canadian children.
That started my search for Canadian programs / books / materials that I could use with my own children. As I hunted, I realized that if I was looking for Canadian content, others might be too. That was the beginning of The Canadian Homeschooler.